Welcome to MassWatch – Pioneer Institute’s free resource for promoting citizen engagement in state and local government. Public access to public information. Without that, maintaining a healthy democracy is impossible. In fact, the Massachusetts State Constitution requires that legislators “at all times” be accountable to the public and that the people have the right to “instruct” their legislators. This suite of free websites allows the public to access vast amounts of information on state and local governments. Each of these tools features user-friendly queries to help you navigate.